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Before co-founding Imperative, Pulakesh spent ten years at BASF Venture Capital sourcing and executing investments in the energy, agriculture, chemical, and industrial sectors. ‍

During that time he served as a director or observer on the boards of early stage technology companies.

Prior to his role in venture capital, Pulakesh gained over ten years of experience in international business development, sales, marketing, and chemical process scale-up.

He serves on numerous industry advisory boards, including the NREL Investor Advisory Board, Activate, and Rocky Mountain Institute.

Pulakesh has a PhD from Stanford University and a M.Sc. from IIT Kanpur, India.

He has published in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored more than 15 patents.